Supplies - 260257-2016

28/07/2016    S144

United Kingdom-Reading: Water-treatment chemicals

2016/S 144-260257

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Thames Water Utilities Limited
Postal address: Procurement Support Centre — 3rd Floor East, c/o Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG2 0BY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement.support.centre@thameswater.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.thameswater.co.uk
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: www.thameswater.co.uk/19385.htm
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.thameswater.co.uk/19385.htm
I.6)Main activity
Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Septicity Control.

Reference number: FA1269
II.1.2)Main CPV code
24962000 Water-treatment chemicals
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Thames Water (TWUL) are seeking a partner or partners to deliver an end to end solution for the provision of septicity control which involves the reduction and prevention of the formation of hydrogen sulphide within Thames Water waste water network and supply and installation of refurbishments and maintenance.

The key scope of requirements are as follows:

1. Supply of chemical for septicity dosing;

2. Delivery of chemical to required Thames Water sites;

3. Monitoring septicity dosing tank chemical volumes and monitoring dosing flow rates from dosing pumps to ensure that correct dosing is maintained;

4. Providing septicity control advice in relation to hydrogen sulphide detection, modelling chemical dosing solutions and chemical dosing optimisation;

5. Supply and installation of septicity control dosing units;

6. Provision of routine and preventative maintenance of septicity control related new and existing assets.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 200 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lots 1 and 2.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Septicity chemical supply, control and consulting services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
24000000 Chemical products
24313000 Sulphides, sulphates; nitrates, phosphates and carbonates
24962000 Water-treatment chemicals
71800000 Consulting services for water-supply and waste consultancy
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of Thames Water Region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 relates to activities which are related to the supply and expertise relating to the septicity control chemical.

This lot shall encompass the following:

— The supply of the Thames Water selected septicity control chemical;

— The monitoring of the volume levels of the septicity control chemical within a septicity control dosing unit;

— The monitoring of the chemical dosing rates of the septicity control dosing unit to ensure that dosing is applied as profiled;

— The service of providing septicity control related advice including but not limited to advice relating to Hydrogen Sulphide detection, the modelling of septicity control dosing solutions and the optimisation of septicity control dosing.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 3 780 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial 3 year term, with possibility to extend up to a maximum of 7 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 6
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Any agreement awarded would be for an initial duration of 3 years, with options to extend annually up to a maximum overall term of 7 years.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The scope of the procurement will include all TWUL's site and network requirements. TWUL reserves the right to award the entire scope of this framework to a single provider as a single source of supply or award to multiple service providers. This notice is a request for expressions of interest to participate in the bid process to establish the framework agreement.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Septicity asset supply and maintenance

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
42993200 Dosing plant
50514100 Repair and maintenance services of tanks
51810000 Installation services of tanks
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of Thames Water Region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 shall encompass the following:

— The supply of septicity control dosing assets;

— The supply of temporary septicity control dosing assets;

— The installation of septicity control dosing assets;

— The service to maintain all Thames Water septicity control dosing assets. This includes assets that already exist or are newly acquired by Thames Water. This maintenance includes but is not limited to both reactive and preventative maintenance which is to fulfil a predefined maintenance routine.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 420 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial 3 year term, with possibility to extend up to a maximum of 7 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 10
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Any agreement awarded would be for an initial duration of 3 years, with options to extend annually up to a maximum overall term of 7 years.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The scope of the procurement will include all TWUL's site and network requirements. TWUL reserves the right to award the entire scope of this framework to a single provider as a single source of supply or award to multiple service providers. This notice is a request for expressions of interest to participate in the bid process to establish the framework agreement.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As detailed in Section VI.3) and the PQQ Documentation.

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Bonds and/or parent company guarantees of performance and financial standing may be required.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Specified in the Invitation to Negotiate.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Consortia may be required to form a legal entity prior to award.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/08/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Between 3-7 years.

VI.3)Additional information:

All suppliers who wish to respond to this notice must request a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) by using the link in Section I.3) of this notice: i.e www.thameswater.co.uk/19385htm

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Thames Water Utilities Limited
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Thames Water Utilities Limited will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26/07/2016